Observation + Dealing with Ethical issues.

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What methods of sampling can be used in a structured observation?
Time sampling or event sampling
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What is a behavioural category?
Dividing a behaviour into a subset of behaviours using a checklist or coding system.
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Advantages of observations.
More valid than self-reports; high ecological validity; allows investigators to investigate topics that would otherwise be unethical; preliminary research tool.
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Disadvantages of observations.
Little EV control; observer bias; low inter-observer reliability; ethical issues.
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Name some examples of the BPS code of ethics?
Supply information as fully as possible; inform pps of objective and all aspects of research; harm must be no greater than in ordinary life.
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How to deal with deception.
Brief; Debrief; Right to withdraw.
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